by Lee Wyatt
(last updated May 28, 2010)
One of the first things that I learned about automotive care was the importance of what I like to call "preventive maintenance." This term is very general and describes a list of things that you should check periodically to ensure your car or truck is operating in the proper manner. If you happen to have a car or truck with automatic transmission (which includes most vehicles on the road these days), you should check your transmission fluid.
Turn your engine on and allow it to warm up by letting it run for about 15 minutes. Then turn it off.
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